Egomaniac and wanna-be media queen Tyra Banks recently shocked America’s Next Top Model fans by firing her long time co-judges Nigel Barker, Jay Manuel, and J. Alexander (better known as “Miss Jay”). Can you imagine an ANTM universe without Miss Jay? I don’t think I want to, and it turns out, most fans don’t, either. It was bad enough when she fired the divine Andre Leon Talley and replaced him with Kelly Cutrone, but now this?
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Tyra explains to Wetpaint that she just felt the show needed new blood and that she has other plans for her co-stars. I wonder if she’s taken into account that they might not want to participate, after uh, being fired from their main jobs.
“We’ve reached a point, where we feel that the show just needs a new boost. And there’s a lot of people that go into that decision,” Tyra discloses. “And it’s very difficult because I love my guys. I mean, they’re my guys. They’ve been there since the beginning of the show. But they’ll still be there because my partner [ANTM executive producer] Ken Mok and I, we have projects that we’re developing, and we’re a family, so it doesn’t end.”
WILL YOU WATCH THE SHOW WITHOUT TYRA’S “GUYS?” OR DO YOU THINK THIS IS THE BEGINNING OF THE END FOR ANTM?